PAUL Smith has expressed his delight after bosses at Brosmgrove Sporting announced he will remain at the helm of the club for another season.
Smith, who joined the Rouslers during the 2014/15 season, will remain in charge at the club following a Football Committee Meeting last night (Monday).
He finished second in the Midland League Division One table behind Highgate United in his first year at the club, claiming 86 points in 38 games, before finishing as runners-up to Coventry United this campaign with a total of 91 points in 38 games.
Smith also claimed the Les James Challenge Cup in his first season at the club followed by reaching the final of the Worcestershire FA Senior Urn and Smedley Crooke Memorial Charity Cup this season.
“I am over the moon to be staying at the club,” Smith said.
“I have always said, I came here with a job to do and I want to complete that here so I’m pleased to be stopping.
“Hopefully the fact that I have remained as the manager of Sporting will bring an end to the speculation of me joining up with other clubs.
“From day one I always wanted us to play attractive football for the fans and get a decent size crowd turning up to games and that’s what’s happening right now.
“The club is improving on and off the field. The Victoria Ground is improving, more fans are coming through the doors and we’re attracting more sponsors and long may that continue.”
Rouslers chairman Jon Prescott was delighted to have Smith remain at the club and said he was the perfect man to lead Sporting towards promotion.
“We wanted Paul to remain with Bromsgrove so that he can keep building on what he has already achieved with the club and help us go up a division,” he said.
“In his first year he averaged 2.26 points per game and he has improved that this season to 2.39 points per game but we’ve somehow missed out on promotion.
“We hope Paul can continue to push the club forward and we hope next season will finally be our year.”